When meditation is approached with superficial expectations of quiet and calm, practitioners may inadvertently miss the opportunity to recognize the fiery heart of their being, the source of courage, grounding, intelligence, compassion, and capacity for wise spontaneous action. Meditations for Resilience and Resistance (MRR) sessions draw from traditional relaxation and awareness frameworks as resources, and from there, journey into resilience and resistance. Sessions will include guided meditation practice, group discussion, and supports for at-home practice. We will sometimes bring in Expressive Arts modalities (drawing, writing, movement) to help integrate new insights and experiences. This group is open to experienced meditators as well as to those wishing to begin or refresh practice. While no prior meditation experience is required and we will work within a safe container, participants’ willingness to engage with complex, sometimes uncomfortable material is essential.
Meditations for Resilience and Resistance is intended to help nourish
and restore participants’ sense of authentic presence, agency, curiosity, and
connection with self, world, and other.
Julie Püttgen is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with specializations in Expressive Arts Therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and somatic work. A committed meditator since 1995 and former Buddhist nun, she is part of the faculty at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, MA, where she facilitates retreats and programs exploring the intersections of Art and Dharma. She is currently training in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based trauma-healing modality. At the Center for Integrative Health (CIH) in Hanover, NH, Julie offers Expressive Arts-infused individual psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children, and facilitates group meditation sessions. She coordinates Community Programs at CIH, including an ongoing monthly speakers' series.
Meditations for Resilience and Resistance will meet on Thursday evenings, from 6:15-7:30PM, starting November 8th. Please note: we will not meet on Thanksgiving Day (November 22nd), December 20th and 27th, and January 10th. Regular attendance can be very helpful, and drop-ins are welcome.
Center for Integrative Health
45 Lyme Road, Suite 200
Hanover, NH 03755
By donation. Suggested: $10-20 per session.
Please contact Julie Püttgen at (802) 727 0494 or email@example.com